Zip 17257 (Shippensburg, PA) Voting


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17257 Shippensburg, PA is located in Cumberland County and is part of the 15th Congressional District. The current representative in Congress for this region is John Joyce. In the state legislature, 17257 Shippensburg, PA falls within the 87th State House District represented by Rob Kauffman and 31st State Senate District represented by Mike Regan. At a local level, 17257 Shippensburg, PA is served by two school districts: Shippensburg Area School District and Chambersburg Area School District. Voters in this area have the opportunity to cast their ballots for Mayor as well as candidates to serve on both the Borough Council and Area School Board. Additionally, residents of 17257 Shippensburg, PA are represented on a variety of other boards such as Parks & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission. Through these elected bodies, citizens have the ability to influence important decisions that will shape their community for years to come.

The political climate in Zip 17257 (Shippensburg, PA) is somewhat conservative.

Cumberland County, PA is somewhat conservative. In Cumberland County, PA 43.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 54.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Cumberland county remained strongly Republican, 54.3% to 43.8%.
Cumberland county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 17257 (Shippensburg, PA) is somewhat conservative.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is somewhat conservative.

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania is somewhat conservative.

Harrisburg-Carlisle Metro Area is leaning conservative.

Pennsylvania is leaning liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: R R R R R R

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in zip 17257 (Shippensburg)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 948 contributions totaling $63,538 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $67 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 116 contributions totaling $20,330 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $175 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting
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